Adjunct Assistant Professor
Matthew Teti is an art historian, writer, and educator, whose work focuses on the United States during the cold war, especially work having to do with socio-political themes, such as war, protest, terrorism, civil rights, climate change, and space exploration. Matthew holds a M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University, where his dissertation on Chris Burden’s early minimalist and post-minimalist sculpture, and his transition to performance art in 1971, won him a fellowship from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. Matthew has published one academic article on Burden and has another one in press (Routledge, 2020). His current research projects include, “Whiteface Performance in African-American Art”; and “Who Owns the Future? On Close Encounters and Environmental Neurosis Through the Lens of Johan Grimonprez,” which concerns the Cold War American conflation of the Soviet threat, alien invasion, and the climate crisis. Matthew lives and works in Los Angeles and New York.